NHS dentistry: staying positive in the current climate

NHS dentistry: staying positive in the current climate

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Confidence in the future of NHS dentistry remains low, and with continued uncertainty and no changes set to take shape anytime soon, Practice Plan asks wet-fingered clinicians, Eddie Crouch, Judith Husband, David Houston and David Bretton, what dentists should be doing to stay motivated and make the most of their situation.

NHS Dentistry Insights - Part 2

Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry – Part 2

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During last year’s BDIA Showcase, Practice Plan organised a meeting of expert minds for two live events, firstly to facilitate discussion around the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor and, secondly, to allow dental professionals in the audience to ask their burning questions about the possible future of NHS dentistry. Practice Plan is now delighted to share the second …

Think before you grab a soft drink!

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The term ‘soft drink’ covers a vast array of beverages from carbonated, sports and energy drinks to fruit juices, dilutables and bottled waters. In the UK, we consume around 14 billion litres of soft drinks each year, with children and adolescents being most likely to consume more than any other age group. Here, Dentist, David Bretton, considers the effects of …

Essential insights into the future of NHS dentistry

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At the 2016 BDIA Showcase, Practice Plan was delighted to bring together a number of key opinion leaders for two live events, one to discuss the results of the fourth NHS Confidence Monitor and one to answer audience members’ burning questions on the future of NHS dentistry.

Chew your way to better oral health

Chew your way to better oral health

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As a dentist, I’m constantly telling my patients how to look after their teeth and improve their oral health. Most of the messages are similar: see your dentist regularly, brush for two minutes, twice a day, spit your toothpaste out and don’t rinse, use mouthwash at a different time of the day to brushing, floss more, eat less sugar. It’s …

David Bretton's views on the 3rd nhs confidence monitor

David Bretton’s views on the results of the Third NHS Confidence Monitor

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Career prospects The first thing that I noticed about the results was that as I expected, a large proportion of those asked (84%) are not feeling confident of their career prospects within NHS dentistry for the future. I think this lack of confidence comes because nobody knows what is going on!